DEADLINE EXTENDED – Call for applications: Co-production training course 2022– 2023

EAVE, CPH:DOX and IMS are calling for eight teams with documentary projects in development from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The deadline has been extended to 2 September

We offer a tailored programme taking place over three residential workshops with the aim to stimulate and qualify inter-regional co-production and to connect documentary projects to regional and international markets. Participants are tutored by regional and international experts.

The first two workshops will consist of five full days of group work, plenaries and individual meetings; the third workshop will take place in the framework of CPH:DOX and consist of workshop days, pitching of the projects at CPH:FORUM as well as debrief of the pitching and development of strategies for the teams and projects after the workshop. Between the workshops, participants will be working on project development with specific tasks and assignments.

The workshops

DEVELOPMENT – 31 October – 4 November 2022 in Tbilisi

We will dig deep into the core of what the teams want to tell, enforce the storytelling and focus on the ambition for each film in terms of impact, awareness and change.

CO-PRODUCTION –   16–20 January 2023 in one of the participating countries

We will expand the participants’ knowledge of each other’s reality, production environment, financing structures. The pros and cons of co-production are used to strengthen each project, preparing them to meet the international market.

ENCOUNTER – 18–22 March 2023 in Copenhagen

The projects will be pitched at CPH:FORUM and encounter the international market leading to the formulation of tailored strategies for each project.

The participants

Upcoming teams – director and producer – with a documentary project in development from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine can apply and we are committed to equal opportunity to all. We focus on projects set in these countries, projects that are open for co-production and we welcome projects in the crossing field between documentary and journalism.

The working language is English and participants should be comfortable with reading, writing, and speaking English.

The film project shall:

  • Cover topics of public interest in a professional and ethical way.
  • Have an idea of how to reach intended audiences and be a call to action.
  • Seek to have an impact on the public debate leading to potential social, political or cultural change.
  • Priority is given to productions focusing on issues of gender equality, marginalised groups and minorities, diversity, social change, current affairs and human rights.

There is no participation fee as CHANGE provides tutoring, travel, lodging and living expenses. Participants will cover local transportation themselves.

Application deadline: Friday, 2 September 2022

The application form can be downloaded here. For further information, please contact Satu Elo,

This call is organised in collaboration with the film festivals/organisations:

  • DocudaysUA – Ukraine
  • MOLDOX – Moldova
  • CinéDOC-Tbilisi – Georgia
  • Golden Apricot – Armenia
  • WATCH DOCS – Belarus
  • DokuBaku – Azerbaijan
  • Georgian National Film Center – Georgia

The partnership behind CHANGE

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is Europe’s leading training, development and networking organisation for producers. In addition to our flagship programme, the renowned European Producers Workshop, we are involved in a variety of programmes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 1988, EAVE’s objectives are to provide professional training opportunities and to bring producers from different regions of the world together with the aim of facilitating co-production relationships. EAVE’s unique international network comprises over 2,400 producers and key decision-makers.

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world. A festival that continues to develop and expand, presenting a programme that ranges from the works of major international directors to new talents, from large-scale theatrical releases to film/video works in the field between cinema and visual art.

IMS (International Media Support) promotes journalism and documentary film to strengthen the capacity of media to reduce conflict, strengthen democracy and facilitate dialogue. Our work is geared towards helping locally-based public interest media operating in armed conflicts, humanitarian crises and rapid political change, both positive and negative, to provide the public and civil society organisations with public interest content they can trust and use. IMS works in more than 40 countries across four continents with a staff of about 150 people.